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The Boathouse in the Heart of Looe

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Welcome to The Boathouse in the Heart of Looe!

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

!!!!!!! CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR: FOR THESE PERIODS PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR QUOTES !!!!!!!

SCROLL DOWN FOR REVIEWS, BOOKING TERMS, DURATION, CHECK-IN/OUT DAYS ETC

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY POLICY

This romantic, little gem of a cottage, modern and stylish, is located only a few yards from the bustling centre of ancient Looe with its fine beach, busy harbour, boutique shops, pubs and restaurants.

The Boathouse has recently undergone a complete renovation and now provides modern and stylish accommodation for two arranged over two floors with complimentary wireless internet.

On the ground floor is the open plan living area with a stable door, comfy sofa, dining table seating two, a wall mounted 32” HD ready TV with in built in DVD and Freeview which also provides radio, a selection of DVDs and games and the well appointed kitchen area, with oven, grill, hob, toaster and washer/dryer.

A spiral staircase leads up to the bedroom, cosy and styled in white with 24” HD ready TV with in built in DVD, Freeview and radio, a built in wardrobe (storing the iron and ironing board) and hairdryer. Adjacent to the bedroom is a stunning shower room, fully tiled, with contemporary fittings, white Egyptian cotton bathrobes and towels.

THE KITCHEN

We love cooking! Time together on holiday in the kitchen with friends, music and a bottle of wine, cooking with the family, or preparing a romantic dinner for two is great fun, and we try to support that with a well equipped and stocked kitchen. We keep a small larder of cooking basics, such as herbs, spices, salt, peppercorns, olive oil, vinegar, stock cubes, flour, sugar etc, as well as supplies such as tea, coffee, freezer bags, foil, grease proof paper, cling film and cleaning items. All the things you need on a self-catering holiday but don't necessarily want to bring with you or buy and carry home. 

We do not charge for this, and cannot guarantee these items will definitely be available, everything is simply what we and our guests buy and leave for others to enjoy, please feel free to use the store and add to it. If we all in someway replenish what we use, donate a replacement, or simply add something else to the larder, we can all enjoy the benefit now and next time!

You'll find a Welcome Manual in The Boathouse full of information and tips for your stay. Unless you need us, we'll leave you in peace, undisturbed to enjoy a cosy cottage and explore Looe and its charming surroundings.

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THE AREA

Just a three minute walk from The Boathouse and you'll find yourself on the South West Coast Path, miles of superb, breathtaking coastline. Whether you're looking for an afternoon stroll with spectacular views or a challenging hike, such as a 13 mile walk to beautiful Rame Head, you'll find it all here.

The South West Coast Path continues to the west from Hannafore Point in West Looe, taking in more stunning beauty spots such as Talland Bay, Polperro, Lantivet Bay and Lantic Bay. Check our Photo Gallery for pictures from our walks in Dec13/Jan14. Walk to the ancient fishing village of Polruan, approximately 4 hours, stop for well earned Fish & Chips (we'll send you a link to our Local Tips map!) and take the passenger ferry across the estuary to picturesque Fowey town. You can always take the bus back (check local timetables) to Looe from Polruan Quay!

There are a wealth of local attractions easily accessible from The Boathouse including; Talland Bay, the picturesque fishing port of Looe Polperro, The Wolly Monkey Sanctuary, the internationally renowned Eden Project, Tate Gallery St Ives, several National Trust properties, including Lanhydrock, Cotehele and Antony House as well as beautifully rugged Bodmin Moor and a variety of beautiful , sandy beaches, bays and hidden coves skirting our stunning Cornish coastline.

In East Looe you will find all the shopping and other facilities you would require less than a minute's walk from the Boathouse. Including groceries, bakers, chemists, banks, souvenirs, boutiques, post office etc. There is a Morrison's supermarket in Liskeard (8 miles), ASDA and Sainsbury's in Bodmin (19 miles) and a Waitrose in Saltash (15 miles).

There is a branch line railway between Liskeard and Looe. National network rail services from Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and London and from Birmingham and places further north stop at Liskeard en route to Penzance. Between the end of May and middle of September, the weekday Liskeard-Looe service runs all day (not evenings or night) at intervals of between one and two hours. A trip on the railway from Looe to Liskeard, or beyond, is a favourite outing for holidaymakers as the Looe Valley line is very scenic.

NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION

On New Year's Eve, Looe has a surprisingly large celebration. It is one of the UK's Top Ten Destinations for New Year, and the small fishing town, usually quiet in winter, due to the largely seasonal economy, is host to an influx of visitors. People flock the streets in their hundreds, wearing fancy dress, a tradition upheld by all ages. The crowds begin the evening in the town and slowly move towards the seafront for a fireworks display, and the announcement of the New Year.

GETTING HERE

Car

East Looe, with its narrow winding lanes, is a traffic restricted zone, with access for local residents only, making it very pedestrian friendly. Although there is no on-site parking for The Boathouse ample long-stay public parking is available about a 7-8 minute walk away in West Looe at the Millpool Car Park. We recommend guests use the Millpool car park.

Motorcycles can park free in designated bays and areas within the car park where no obstruction would be caused, otherwise charges apply.

Pay to park using your mobile telephone:

A weekly ticket for cars, costing £30, can be only be purchased for the Millpool Car Park using RinGo. The telephone and location numbers are displayed at the pay point in the car park. Simply call the number, quote your car's registration number and the Millpool Car Park location number. Payments accepted via VISA, MasterCard, Maestro and SOLO.

There are also two small short-stay car parks in East Looe. Both are very busy during high season and holiday periods. The Quayside Car Park (closer to The Boathouse) is more expensive and much smaller then the Millpool car park. There is another small short-stay car park between the surgery and the petrol station as you enter Looe on the A387. This car park also fills up quickly during high season and holidays.

Rail

There is a branch line railway between Liskeard and Looe. National network rail services from Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and London and from Birmingham and places further north stop at Liskeard en route to Penzance. Between the end of May and middle of September, the weekday Liskeard-Looe service runs all day (not evenings or night) at intervals of between one and two hours.

Buses

Service 572 (Polperro - Looe - Plymouth)

Service 573 (Polperro - Looe - Liskeard station and town)

Airports

Newquay (33 miles), Exeter (66 miles), Bristol (127 miles), Heathrow (243 miles), Gatwick (242 miles), Luton (270 miles), Stansted (298 miles).

House Rules & Safety Notes

- We have a minimum stay policy of 3 nights.

- During the months June, July, August and September we only offer weekly bookings.

- Check-In 16:00 Check-Out 10:00

- Leave the cottage in a neat and tidy condition, and wash all dishes.

- Please report any damage or breakages before you check out.

- No naked flames, candles, tea lights etc.

- No smoking inside the house.

- Towels should not be used for the beach.

- Please return all DVDs to their protective cases after use.

- Please remember to turn the heating to low when going out.

BOOKING TERMS, DURATION, CHECK-IN/OUT DAYS ETC...

MONDAY 06 OCTOBER - FRIDAY 29 MAY 2015

Weekly bookings: Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday

Short breaks:

3 night Weekend Friday to Monday

4 night Mid-Week Monday to Friday

CHRISTMAS WEEK: MONDAY 22 DECEMBER - 29 DECEMBER 2014

NEW YEAR WEEK: MONDAY 29 DECEMBER - 05 JANUARY 2015

FRIDAY 29 MAY 2015 - FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2015

Weekly Bookings Only: Friday to Friday

(Contact us for Last Minute Short Breaks)

FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2015 - MONDAY 21 DECEMBER 2015

Weekly bookings: Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday

Short breaks:

3 night Weekend Friday to Monday

4 night Mid-Week Monday to Friday

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR RECENT REVIEWS TAKEN FROM OUR WEBSITE:

Matt S - October 2014

As soon as we booked Ian emailed us with details about The Boathouse plus things to do around Looe. When we arrived everything was clean and tidy as you would expect and it was in the heart of Looe which made it the ideal base to explore. There were no negatives about The Boathouse and we both recommend anyone staying in Looe to stay there. Very happy, many thanks Ian, Matt and Mellissa.

Barbara & Peter S - October 2014

The beautifully renovated property is in the heart of Looe, with everything you could want close by. Minutes from the South West Coast Path, a lovely woodland walk just minutes out of town and Polperro and Polruan within easy reach. The Boathouse has been very well designed and decorated with a modern kitchen with excellent facilities and a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The guest manual is one of the best I have seen with everything well explained. The Pandora's box of DVD's was a wonder to explore - it's a miracle we every got out of the door! Some great places to eat too. We even managed to join in with some local folk singing one evening.

Tess S - October 2014

The Boathouse is quaint, beautifully furnished and perfect for a couple. You are a few steps from the main street in the old fishing quarter. If you do not feel inclined to cook at home in the fully equipped kitchen, there are numerous dining options. For the four nights I stayed I chose a different restaurant each night bar one, where I chose to eat in. Fresh food was available close by at the fishing and fruit market. At night it was great to stroll along both sides of the well lit river. Looe as a Cornwall fishing village is just the right size, not to crowded or noisy but still has the atmosphere of a fishing village especially when the boats come in. I hired a car to travel the district of Cornwall and Looe's location enables you to travel the different ares of Cornwall all within a couple of hours. It was relaxing returning to Looe each night and tuck myself into the very comfortable soft bed upstairs. The Boathouse is flooded with natural light and has a very classy modern beach décor which enhances the experience. There is the option of opening the windows to breath in the salty air. As a solo international traveller I would recommend you should have a look and be tempted by the experience of staying at The Boathouse at Looe. I had no regrets and I sincerely hope you will not as well. Please note that The Boathouse has a narrow stair case to the main bedroom and bathroom and is not probably suitable for people with a disability or elderly people who may have difficulty climbing stairs.

Jess M - August 2014

The house is beautifully decorated and in a perfectly central location. We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend to anyone thinking of staying in Looe. Ian was brilliantly helpful!

Tim W - August 2014

An absolutely brilliant stay at The Boathouse for our honeymoon. The perfect location from which to explore Looe itself, or venture further afield. Ian was a great host and sent through loads of local tips and restaurant recommendations.

Sarah H - July 2014

Absolutely lovely stay at the Boathouse in Looe, the house itself is really charming, and impeccably clean! It is compact, but you have more than enough space as it's been designed so intelligently. The kitchen has a really good selection of utensils, crockery, etc. which enabled us to spend the evenings cooking lots of great fresh fish from the fishmongers in town and relaxing with a glass of wine. Ian was really quick to respond and gave lots of great information about things to do in the area which also made it easy for us to plan our trip. Idyllic week!

Tandy24 - June 2014

Returning to Looe for the first time in 25 years, this was the ideal property. Very clean and well equipped and within minutes of the seafront and quayside. Just off the main street so no long walk up hills, and close to all the pubs and restaurants - the nearest pub being about 20 yards!!! We had a minor issue which was quickly and helpfully resolved by the owner. Unlike some properties it had all utensils and the room to cook an evening meal. The only warning would be is if you had mobility issues as the spiral staircase is a little narrow!! I hope to visit Looe again and would have no hesitation in booking The Boat House.

Howarth & Hodgkiss - June 2014

Fantastic location - Amazing interior. We will definitely plan a return visit. Thank you so much for allowing us to visit your lovely 'Boathouse'.

Amy W - May 2014

My boyfriend and I drove down to The Boathouse in Looe for a bank holiday away from the city and it was perfect. The place is little but with enough space for two, beautifully decorated and impeccably clean. Ian sent us helpful tips and advice via email throughout our stay that really helped us make the most of what was around. Go on a mackerel fishing trip if the weather is nice, and there is delicious food at The Sea Kitchen which is walking distance from the house. The Boathouse is perfectly situated in the heart of the lovely seaside town. Couldn't have been a better stay!

The Woltons - May 2014

This was a lovely week, such a pretty location and comfortable cottage. Overall a great start to married life, the Woltons :-)

R&S Kemp - May 2014

Just perfect for these two travellers! So central for this delightful village and for a base to explore Cornwall. The Old Sail Loft was a great place to eat.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Looe (Just a 2 minute walk) 100 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 54 km, Nearest railway: Looe 800 m
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The Cornwall region

There are a wealth of local attractions easily accessible from The Boathouse including; Talland Bay, the picturesque fishing ports of Looe (see below) and Polperro, The Wolly Monkey Sanctuary, the internationally renowned Eden Project, Tate Gallery St Ives, several National Trust properties, including Lanhydrock, Cotehele and Antony House as well as beautifully rugged Bodmin Moor and a variety of beautiful , sandy beaches, bays and the South West Coastal Path skirting the hidden coves such as Lantic Bay and Lantivet Bay, along our stunning Cornish coastline.

Once booked we will send you a link to an online map with scores of tips for restaurants, pubs, cafes, beaches, places of interest, walks, shopping etc.

East Looe

Looe remains a fishing town, and several fish dealers operate from the docks of East Looe. With its fleet of small fishing boats returning their catches to port daily, Looe has a reputation for producing excellent fresh fish. The town is also a centre for shark fishing, and is the home of the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain.

Looe's main business today is tourism, with much of the town given over to hotels, guest houses and holiday homes, along with a large number of pubs, restaurants, and shops selling beach equipment, ice cream and Cornish pasties.

Inland from Looe lie many camping and caravan sites, as well as a famous Woolly monkey sanctuary. Other local attractions include the beaches, sailing, fishing and diving, and spectacular coastal walks (especially that via Talland to Polperro.

Several stately homes, including Port Eliot Estate, Antony House, Cotehele, Mount Edgcumbe, and Lanhydrock House, as well as the Eden Project near St Austell may be visited by tourists who can travel by car.

Outside the busy summer months, the town remains a centre for shopping and entertainment for local villagers. There is a tradition of the townsfolk wearing fancy dress on New Year's Eve, when the streets are thronged with revellers in inventive outfits. Looe has been on the list of the top 10 places in the UK to celebrate New Year.

Looe is being regenerated, like many other ports, to serve as a small cargo port. On the high ground north of East and West Looe there are many modern houses and a recreational area called 'The Downs'.

East Looe centres on its broad sandy beach, with the distinctive Banjo Pier, creation of Joseph Thomas, a new lifeboat station and St Mary's Church. Stretching back from here is a grid of narrow streets forming the main business area of the town, packed with many small shops, restaurants and pubs, and the Old Guildhall, now a museum. Along the estuary lies the quay, with several fish dealers. Towards the bridge lies the Victorian Guildhall, and just north of the bridge the railway station. This is the terminus of the Looe Valley branch line to Liskeard (at Liskeard, the line connects with the main Plymouth to Penzance Great Western Main Line).

On the hilltop above East Looe lies Shutta, and beyond that the Sunrising housing estate and Looe Community School. Along the cliffs to the east is Plaidy Beach, and further on the bay and village of Millendreath with another beach.

West Looe spreads west from the bridge on the Polperro Road towards Sclerder, and along the river south of the bridge, with hotels, restaurants and boarding houses along the waterfront and houses climbing the perilous cliff above, towards a cluster of shops and businesses and the Church of St Nicholas.

Further south along the coast road is Hannafore Point, marking the edge of Looe Harbour, with to the west the wide, stony Hannafore beach, facing across a narrow channel to Looe Island (officially called St. George's Island). Slightly inland is the hamlet of Portlooe. Beyond lies a coastal path leading to the hamlets of Porthallow and Talland, and from there on to Polperro. Two towers mark one end of a nautical measured mile, the other end is marked by two towers near Talland Bay.

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6 Nov 2014

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"Great boathouse set up for two people"

Stayed here for a long weekend and it was a beautiful place for two people. This was my first visit to Cornwall and Looe is beautiful and a good location to travel to other areas. The boathouse is kit… More

27 Oct 2014

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As soon as we booked Ian emailed us with details about the boathouse plus things to do around Looe. When we arrived everything was clean and tidy as you would expect and it was in the heart of Looe wh… More

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